Introduced Version





HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Carnegie Hall, Moores Hill, Indiana, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its founding.



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Introduced

First Regular Session of the 115th General Assembly (2007)


HOUSE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION recognizing Carnegie Hall, Moores Hill, Indiana, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its founding.

    Whereas, Carnegie Hall stands as a tribute and a proud reminder of the progressiveness of the citizens of Indiana and Hoosier educators;

    Whereas, The three and one-half story neogothic structure began its role in Indiana history in 1854 when Moores Hill College opened its doors to men and women;

    Whereas, Moores Hill College played an important role in the establishment of coeducation in Indiana; DePauw and Indiana University did not establish coeducation until eleven years later;

    Whereas, Moores Hill College was the second established college in Indiana and, some believe, the fifth college in the nation;

    Whereas, In the early days, Moores Hill College provided instruction from the first grade to the baccalaureate level;

    Whereas, The college contained an academy department for high school level students, contained a "normal school" that provided teacher training, and eventually added commercial subjects, agriculture, music, and arts and sciences for the A.B. degree;


    Whereas, In 1917, Moores Hill College moved to Evansville and is today known as the University of Evansville;

    Whereas, Carnegie Hall continued its usefulness as a Dearborn County high school and then as Moores Hill High School;

    Whereas, In 1978, Carnegie Hall graduated its last class of seniors when Moores Hill consolidated with three other schools and was converted into an elementary school;

    Whereas, When the last elementary school student left Carnegie Hall in 1987, the building sat vacant;

    Whereas, The Carnegie History Landmarks Preservation Society, Inc. was founded in 1987 to maintain and preserve historic Carnegie Hall; and

    Whereas, Carnegie Hall stands as a monument to a few Hoosier settlers who dreamed of a college education for their children, both boys and girls, and as a reminder of the history of our great state: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives

of the General Assembly of the State of Indiana,

the Senate concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly recognizes the part Carnegie Hall has played in the history of our state and recognizes it on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its founding.
    SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit a copy of this resolution to Kent Abraham, Director, Southeast Field Office, Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana.